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limited slips for front?

correct me if im wrong... the front end of the rangers are a dana 35 hybrid. is there a limited slip kit out there for the front axle?? i wanna put LSin the front and rear.
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I know Aussie makes a locker for the front, now a LS I don't know.
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No L/S. Torsen made a few prototypes but it never went into production.
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There are no limited slip units available for the front. Well, I know of two I think, prototypes made by torsen but it doesn't look like they well ever produce them.
Your only option for the front is a lunchbox locker like an aussie.
For what it's worth, I believe your truck would be a lot more capable with a locked rear and open front, than it would be with two limited slip units.
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lock em both
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my truck is my daily driver and i really dont want a locker in the rear makin tight turns. unless i go all out and buy a selectable locker
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It's really not bad, you adjust your driving and forget about it. Especially with the No-Slip that Powertrax makes.
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The rear aussie is not bad with an automatic at all. I had front and rear aussie lockers in my sport trac daily driver. The only time the rear tires scrubbed in parking lots or tight turns was when I was turning sharp and heavy on the gas. Moving around parking lots using normal amount of throttle, it felt like an open diff. No binding, no scrubbing. The only time it felt unusual was hammering on the gas while turning out from a side street. It still went where you pointed the wheels, but scrubbed the tires a little. However I adjusted my driving habits after a couple weeks and it was no big deal at all. The front aussie is transparent in 2wd.
Any how, a good limited slip is comparable in cost to a selectable locker. Just something to think about.
The thing I don't like about selectable lockers in the rear is that I HATE an open diff driving around all day.
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im used to the open diff driving all day lol. i just would like something to get me through the trails a little better..i'll do some research and see what i deside.
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When I first bought my sport trac it was open front/rear. I couldn't believe how horrible traction was even on a dry gravel road in 2wd. I was spinning tires all over the place just driving an old logging road, it was ridiculous. Even a cheapo trac-loc limited slip makes will make a big difference if you are used to open diffs, really.
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Lock the rear at least if you plan on hitting the non pavement world.


If you don't see snow. Lock the front too.
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Agreed. You will be amazed where the truck will go with just a rear locker. That is why I first said that a locked rear/open front will do more than front/rear limited slips.
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Im looking at my options right now for my diff.. i wanted to put a L/S in front but there is nothing out there.. so for the Rear im looking at the ARB Air Locker.
Onboard air is another reason for that locker.

Would you all think thats a alright Set-up?
Open : Front
Air (selectable) Locker : Rear
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i think OX has a locker for the 8.8 31 spline.

I really want an Eaton e-locker... someday.
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ARB can leak internally. Ox and Eaton are good IMO. I also like the Auburn Ected since its a LS when off and locker when on but I have heard that you need new clutches about once a year.

Also Eaton is stock on some cars so that's a plus.
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Im looking at my options right now for my diff.. i wanted to put a L/S in front but there is nothing out there.. so for the Rear im looking at the ARB Air Locker.
Onboard air is another reason for that locker.

Would you all think thats a alright Set-up?
Open : Front
Air (selectable) Locker : Rear
That would be a great setup, but thinking about it, I don't believe ARB makes a locker for the 28 spline any more. lol
The ected seems cool, but I've heard the clutches wear out a lot.
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whats a good locker for the 8.8 28 spline that doesnt break the bank?
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